Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Challenge #374- #375 - Anything Goes

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!  Tomorrow is the day we celebrate all things "love", and here at Word Art Wednesday know that the source of all love is our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  As our focus scripture tells us, God IS love; and all that we know about love is learned through His wonderful love for all of us.  We're so glad you've stopped by to share your art with us.

Our word art uses the verse 1 John 4:16 which says, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."   This beautiful verse about love tells us the very source of love.  Notice that it doesn't say that God created love or that He knows all about love.  No!  It tells us that GOD IS LOVE.   He is the very source and object of love.  It's through His actions of mercy towards us that we are able to experience love, and to share that love with others.  Without God, there would be no such thing as "love" because HE IS LOVE.   We take His perfect model of what love is, and we mold it into the many different forms of love in our lives.  Because He loves us, He was willing to suffer and die to make a way for our sinful souls to spend eternity with Him.  So, as we celebrate LOVE (both tomorrow on Valentine's Day and all year long) let's always remember that GOD IS LOVE.  Let's also try to follow His example by loving others unconditionally as He has loved us.

As always, you are welcome to save the free scripture/word art file to your computer, but are never required to use it in order to play along in our challenges.   We welcome you share your all your art with us; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards).  You may link up to five (5) projects each week, for a total of ten (10) entries per two-week challenge. The more you enter, the more you increase your odds of winning.  It is our desire that God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to you as we share it. If you have any questions about the rules, be sure to read the complete list of rules under our page tab for "Challenge Rules".  Because our ultimate goal is to honor God, we have no other choice but to delete any entries that do not adhere to our guidelines.  Please know that this doesn't mean we are judging anyone.  We're simply attempting to honor God and follow His rules.  Let us know if you have any questions, and thanks for your understanding and participation!
Here is this week's word art.  We hope
that it will be a blessing to you.
Check out our AWESOME sponsor for this challenge:
Our sponsor for this challenge is the
This sweet store carries wonderful stamps,
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One lucky person will win a $15 Gift Certificate
to spend at the Waffle Flower Store.

AND NOW......Another Lucky Winner:

AMAZING sponsor for this challenge.
They carry the most wonderful stamps,
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One lucky entrant has won their choice of
either any two stamp sets, or their choice of
one stamp set and one die-cut set.
The lucky winner of the prize from
Stamp Simply is......

And Our Top 3 Honors Go To:
Entry #119 -Jennifran4
Entry #137 - Carol Gill
Entry #196 - Little Birdie Blessings

Please email Karen if you'd like a
Top 3 Badge for your blog.  All winners
must also email Karen per the Rules Page.

May God bless all our AWESOME sponsors.
We appreciate them all SO very much!
AND NOW.....Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:

Our February Guest Designer, Lori Ulrich
From Our Sponsor, Waffle Flower Stamps


crafty-stamper said...

Thank you for choosing my card in your Top 3 and congrats to the other ladies.Beautiful DT inspiration
Carol x

Esther Asbury said...

Yay!! So happy to be a winner on this fun link up!! Congrats to the top three! (I see my friend's names there!)

Gail said...

Happy Dance to all winners - thank you for a new challenge - have a blessed God-filled day - we have SNOW = lots of it! So blessed with this creation - but BRRRRR -

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thank you for the blessing of this blog challenge and the free digi and devotional each fortnight you are a blessing. Indeed God is Love and we love him because He first loved us. May our lives always reflect Hus love for us.
Hugs Shaz n Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
{Wonderful Words Of Life - Shaz in Oz} said...

Congratulations to all the winners and love the DT cards for inspiration!!!

Janis said...

Congratulations to Esther and to the Top Picks!!!
Thank you for this challenge and the wonderful inspiration. I esp love Lori's heart-filled card!! Gorgeous.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Donna said...

Amazing inspiration from the DT, as always!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Je suis ravie de participer à ce super challenge.
Bravo à la DT pour ses créations merveilleuses.

I am delighted to participate in this great challenge.
Congratulations to the DT for his wonderful creations.

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Je suis ravie de participer à ce super challenge.
Bravo à la DT pour ses créations merveilleuses.

I am delighted to participate in this great challenge.
Congratulations to the DT for his wonderful creations.

Shabby Crafts said...

Beautiful cards and inspirational words from the DT

Suzi x